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Representative Lisa Murkowski
District 14 - Republican


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State Capitol, Room 406
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3783
Toll Free: (Jan-May) 1-877-460-3783
Fax: (907) 465-2293
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Interim:
716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 650
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0174
Fax: (907) 269-0177

Elected to the House 1998

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Biography

Date/Place of Birth: May 22, 1957; Ketchikan, Alaska
Occupation: Attorney, Mother
Spouse: Verne Martell
Children: Nicolas, Matthew
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong

Anchorage (over 20 years);
Fairbanks, Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan
Education:
Monroe High School, 1971-75;
Willamette University, 1975-77;
Georgetown University, 1978-80,
B.A. Economics. Willamette College of Law, 1982-85, J.D.
Legislative Membership:
Chair: House Military and Veterans Committee; Co-Chair: Anchorage Caucus;
Member: House Judiciary Committee;

Member: House Labor & Commerce Committee;
Member: House Community and Regional Affairs Committee;
Member: House Finance Education Subcommittee;
Member: House Finance Court System Subcommittee;
Member: House Finance Military and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee;
Member: Commission on Postsecondary Education;
National Council of State Legislature;
Council of State Governments;
National Order of Women Legislatures
Political and Government Positions:
Citizens' Advisory Board to Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska, 1998;
Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, 1997-98;
District 14 Republican Chairman, 1995-98;
Mayor's Task Force on the Homeless, 1990-91;
Business and Professional Positions:
Owner of law practice;
First Bank Director;
Member, Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations;
Private practice with Anchorage law firm, 1989-96 Anchorage District Court Attorney, 1987-89
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Catholic Social Services Trustee;
Government Hill Elementary PTA President;
YWCA; Alaskans for Drug-Free Youth;
Alaska Federation of Republican Women;
Midnight Sun Republican Women's Club;
Anchorage Republican Women's Club;
Boys & Girls Club Board;
Arctic Power
Special Interests:
Family, skiing, camping, fishing, community volunteer work
Awards:
FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for work in the prevention of drug abuse, 1993;
Anchorage School District Outstanding Volunteer Award, 1998.
biography last updated 3/4/00

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 77 : Passed! Chapter 6 SLA 99 An Act relating to the Joint Armed Services Committee, a permanent interim committee of the Alaska State Legislature; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 128 : Passed! Chapter 10 SLA 99 An Act relating to lease-purchases of personal property.
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HB 208 : Passed! Chapter 49 SLA 99 An Act relating to professional counselors; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 239 : Passed! Chapter 113, SLA 2000 An Act Relating to the Uniform Commercial Code; relating to secured transactions; amending Rule 79, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 268 : An Act relating to the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 298 : Passed! Chapter 23, SLA 2000 An Act requiring that health care insurers provide coverage for treatment of diabetes.
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HB 357 : Passed! Chapter 12 SLA 00 An Act relating to the redemption of shares of certain Alaska corporations.
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HB 362 : An Act authorizing the exchange of land between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Eklutna, Inc., between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the United States Department of the Army and the United States Department of the Air Force, between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Chugach Alaska Corporation, and between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Municipality of Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 391 : An Act relating to the filing of certain health documents commonly known as advance health directives and living wills; and amending Rule 1002, Alaska Rules of Evidence.
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HB 397 : An Act relating to marijuana.
HB 415 : An Act relating to trust companies and providers of fiduciary services; amending Rules 6 and 12, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 40, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules 204, 403, 502, 602, and 611, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 9 : Passed! Chapter 14 SLA 99 An Act relating to collection of settlement information in civil litigation; amending Rule 41(a)(3), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 511(e), Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
HB 22 : Passed! Chapter 4 SLA 99 An Act relating to investigations of property by a municipal assessor or the assessor's agent; and providing for an effective date.
HB 67 : Passed! Chapter 95, SLA 2000 An Act relating to release of certain persons alleged to have committed certain sexual offenses.
HB 80 : Passed! Chapter 7 SLA 99 An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 93 : An Act relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's rural assistance loan program and to the definition of 'housing' for purposes of the corporation's housing assistance loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 108 : Passed! Chapter 28, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the use, operation, and regulation of boats; establishing a uniform state waterway marking system; and providing for an effective date.
HB 120 : An Act providing education funding for the Alaska National Guard Challenge Youth Corps program and relating to limited teacher certificates to allow persons to teach in the program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 134 : An Act relating to the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to issue citations for certain skiing violations; relating to establishing a bail schedule for certain skiing violations and to procedures for issuing a citation for a skiing violation.
HB 255 : An Act relating to villages; and providing for an effective date.
HB 270 : Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000 An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault.
HB 272 : Passed! Chapter 79, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the tax assessment by a home rule or general law municipality of housing that qualifies for the low-income housing credit under the Internal Revenue Code; and providing for an effective date.
HB 288 : Passed! Chapter 67, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the creation of an aggravating factor for the commission of domestic violence in the physical presence of a child.
HB 372 : Passed! Chapter 103, SLA 2000 An Act relating to criminal sentencing and restitution.
HB 409 : An Act prescribing the rights of grandparents related to hearings on petitions to adjudicate a minor as a child in need of aid and to the testimony of grandparents at those hearings; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 15, 17(e), and 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules.
HB 411 : An Act relating to the market value of the permanent fund and to distribution of income of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 8 : Urging the Alaska Railroad Corporation to select an Alaska company for the design and construction of three rail barges and the charter and operation of tugboats for service between Seattle and Alaska as indicated in the Request for Proposal 99-13-18685.
HCR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 32 Requesting the governor to proclaim March 2000 as Developmental Disability Awareness Month.
HCR 19 : Designating the month of March as Women's History Month and urging all Alaskans to join in the celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2000.
HJR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
HJR 11 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 8 Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.
HJR 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 5 Relating to federal claims against funds obtained by settlement of state tobacco litigation.
HJR 13 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 14 Relating to using oil spill settlement funds to create a long-term research and monitoring endowment.
HJR 14 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 12 Relating to the National Museum of Women's History and the National Museum of Women's History Alaska Council.
HJR 21 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 4 Relating to new evaluation and selection criteria for military base realignment and closure actions.
HJR 51 : Expressing support for a cooperative United States-Canada feasibility study on extending the North American rail system through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory to Alaska.
HJR 57 : Supporting passage of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 by the United States Congress.
SB 3: Passed! Chapter 54 SLA 99 An Act relating to the crimes of murder, solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide; relating to homicides of children; relating to registration as a sex offender or child kidnapper; relating to the crime of interference with custody of a child or incompetent person; and providing for an effective date.
SB 186 : Passed! Chapter 3 SLA 00 An Act relating to a University of Alaska postsecondary education savings program, to the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust, and to the Alaska advance college tuition savings fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 193 : Passed! Chapter 48, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the payment of wages and claims for the payment of wages.
SB 231 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 2000 An Act naming the Alaska Native Veterans' Honor Bridge.
SB 235 : Passed! Chapter 116, SLA 2000 An Act authorizing the exchange of land between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Eklutna, Inc., between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the United States Department of the Army and the United States Department of the Air Force, between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Chugach Alaska Corporation, and between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Municipality of Anchorage; authorizing the transfer of land between Alaska Railroad mileposts 133 and 134 from the Alaska Railroad Corporation to certain named individuals; relating to transfers of public land or grants or conveyances of interest in public land among the Alaska Railroad Corporation, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and the Department of Natural Resources to relocate or widen the Seward Highway, to relocate railroad facilities, and to relocate adjacent utility facilities from Potter Station to Girdwood; and providing for an effective date.
SB 247 : Passed! Chapter 55, SLA 2000 An Act relating to eligibility of certain persons who receive veterans' benefits for longevity bonus payments; and providing for an effective date.
SB 268 : Passed! Chapter 49, SLA 2000 An Act relating to mandatory 99-year terms of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain murders.
SCR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 39 Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Weeks.
SJR 38 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 41 Expressing support for a cooperative United States-Canada feasibility study on extending the North American rail system through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory to Alaska.

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